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    Book Recommendations

    Does anyone have a book they would recommend I read? I'm looking for something like... a book you really like or a book you think I could benefit from, etc... I need five more suggestions. I don't want to re-read anything so if you suggest something I have read (chances are slim as I'm not a reader) I'll let you know.

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    Re: Book Recommendations

    Are you looking for mental enrichment or spiritual?
    Facts that read like a textbook?
    Or how about learning while being somewhat entertained, like in story form.
    Or how about pure fiction thats entertaining and makes you think?

    This would help narrow down a potential list.

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    Re: Book Recommendations

    Well, I don't read much of anything so I'm looking for any suggestions, haha. This is what I have so far:
    1. “Midnight Blue: Sonja Blue Collection” Nancy A Collins (from Sarah)
    2. “Accidental Genius: Using Writing to…” Mark Levy (from Eric)
    3. “Kushiel’s Dart” Jacqueline Carey (from Kim)
    4. “Man’s Search for Meaning” Viktor Frankl (from Paul)
    5. “Blind Watchmaker” Richard Dawkins (from Ken)

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    Re: Book Recommendations

    Tropic of Night - Grueber - fun read great characters
    False Memory - Dean Koontz - just twisted and wrong
    The Eyes of the Dragon - Stephen King - fun read curl up in a blanket and enjoy story time
    Digital Fortress - Dan Brown - interesting and quick
    Airframe - Michael Crichton - Basic read

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    Hmm... I've actually read quite a bit of Dean Koontz (upon a friend's rec)....... I should add that one to my list! Does it have evil clowns? haha! I've read a couple Dan Brown (same friend's rec) but only that Da Vinici Code series..... You know... come to think of it I've read King and Chrichton, too, lol....... Maybe I should add Grueber for something out of the norm?

    /ramble

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    Re: Book Recommendations

    Douglas Adams

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    Re: Book Recommendations

    Now please don't ban me from the site but The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins is a awesome book a little controversial topic yes, but religious or not it is a still good read.
    Under the Dome by Stephen King is also another good one I've read recently probably my favorite of his books.
    The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson is a the book I'm reading now.
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    Hahaha, no banning from the site for book recs. I've actually already been recommended The Blind Watchmaker by Dawkins. That last book in your list sounds really interesting, though..... I'll add that one!

    Rick, any specific Douglas Adams? You know, honestly, I've never even read The Hitchhiker's Guide.....

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    Re: Book Recommendations

    World War Z - Max Brooks. Zombies
    Into thin air - John Krakuer(sp). True account of everest tragedy
    born to run - John McDonald. Inspirational running story, inspired the barefoot running trend going on
    Calvin and Hobbes - always makes me smile

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    Re: Book Recommendations

    A series that I have recently gotten into is The Dark Tower series by steven king. I haven't read them, but have audiobooks for when I travel, it is nothing inspirational, but it has gotten me into it, and I'm not big into books. Another good book I read (in college) was "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn. It is a pretty good philosophical book. I can't remember too many details, but it made me think.

    My wife has been reading alot and one book she mentioned that was good was "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein. I don't know much about it other than it is from a dog's perspective. (I am not sure if that is a spoiler alert or not, if so, I'm sorry)

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    Re: Book Recommendations

    I didn't think there was anybody left that hadn't read hitchhikers! He traveled around the world with all the money from hitchhikers and saw endangered animals in the wild, and wrote a book about it. Its called "Last Chance To See". Try it!

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    Re: Book Recommendations

    Woo hoo! Thanks, everyone! I have the five recs I needed. I'll do:

    Tropic of Night - Grueber
    The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson
    born to run - John McDonald (I could use some inspiration to run!)
    "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn
    and "Last Chance To See"



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    Re: Book Recommendations

    Hey Bull, is the "Born to Run" you're thinking of by Christopher McDougall?

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    Re: Book Recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Bell View Post
    Hey Bull, is the "Born to Run" you're thinking of by Christopher McDougall?
    Lol yes its McDougall, Im a knucklehead...

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    Re: Book Recommendations

    Haha, cool, I wanted to make sure I wasn't looking at the wrong book!

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